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Escaped Vietnamese Pot Belly Pigs At Loose In Southampton

by | 16th, January 2011

AT least two pot-bellied pigs are “on the loose” in Southampton. So says the BBC of the Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs, escapees from a farm.

A spokesman for Hampshire police explains:

“It appears there has been a breakdown in the relationship between the couple at the farm and somehow the pigs got loose.”

Each to his, own. Live and let live. What goes on behind closed doors, and all that…

Have there been any sightings?

A woman who contacted the BBC said she had spotted the pair behind Coxford Community Centre on Saturday.

Were they hatching a plot?

It’s been a while since we saw the like. You will recall the Tamworth Two. In January 1998, Butch and boar and his sister Sundance escaped certain death when they fled from an abattoir in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. They swam the River Avon and hid in undergrowth, relying on the kindness of strangers and cunning. Over a week later the pair were captured and, after negotiations, were taken to the Rare Breeds Centre in Woodchurch, near Ashford.

Can the Vietnamese pigs make it to safety? Will police have to summon top porcine negotiator Rebecca Loos..?

Spotter: June



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